Benjamin Franklin And The Settlers: East Tennessee

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When North Carolina opened up its western territory for private sale; the State of Franklin was the effect. The State of Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, who the Settlers wanted to secure support from. Settlers and wealthy land speculators flooded the area. The region is now known as East Tennessee. The State acted independently and made it’s own schools and courthouses. However, they faced many hardships such as, treaties going unrecognized and attacks from the Cherokee. When the National Government made a treaty with the Cherokee on where boundaries lied; Settlers were outraged, because some of the lands had already been inhabited by the Settlers. Wars broke out between the Settlers and the Cherokee. Though Franklin could
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